Here are all the final details for the family party coming up this week. This is just the easiest way to communicate with all of you!
It's going to be Friday, Dec. 23rd at 5 pm, at Chelsey's house.
We are not doing a dinner- just appetizers. There will be plenty of appetizers I assume but if you are worried about your kids needing dinner, just feed them a little earlier before you come.
Everyone needs to bring an appetizer to share. So far, this is what I know people are bringing:
Adrianne: bacon wrapped smokies
Jen: a pizza roll
Chels: A veggie/fruit tray
Me: A Velveeta dip with chips and some pasta/cheese kabobs
So we just need to know what mom & dad will bring (im sure Katy can make something for them so that they don't have to do it) and if Adam and Amy can bring something.
Chels, would you want to make your yummy holiday drink too? I loved it at Thanksgiving!!!!
Anyone can bring more than one appetizer too if you want.
As for the activities, we really wanted it to be a 'family' party this year, instead of just socializing and doing our own thing. So, we will be doing a family program. Each family needs to come prepared to either play the piano, guitar, sing, or read a poem/story that are all Christmas related. We thought that would be a fun way to get everyone involved.
After the program, we will do a white elephant gift exchange. Every family needs to bring ONE gift that is something they have around their house already. Don't go buy something. We will have a contest to see who comes up with the funniest gift. So not one gift per person, just one gift per FAMILY.
At the end, we will have dad read Luke 2 while the kids act out the nativity scene. Chels even has costumes for this.
It will be super fun and I am really excited. I am sad that not ALL The family can be there, and we will really miss all of you that can't be there!
If you can comment and let us know that all of this works out for you- that would be great. If you have questions, give me a call. Thanks, love you all!